Many consumers around the world head off on Northern Lights holidays. These natural illuminations can be spectacular and they have long fascinated those who see them. One popular place for holidaymakers to visit when they are in search of the Aurora Borealis is Sweden.
Recently, the lights put on a particularly impressive show. According to a report in the Huffington Post, people in a number of places around the globe got to see the auroras at their best.
Shortly after the event, which occurred in the middle of July, it said: “A spectacular northern lights display and planetary line-up converged this past weekend, creating an unforgettable night sky show for some lucky stargazers around the world.”
The news source added: “The dazzling night sky double play combined bright auroras powered up by a recent solar storm with a magnificent conjunction of the planets Venus and Jupiter with the crescent moon.”
It went on to note that the show was sparked by a powerful solar flare that occurred on July 12th. As an X1.4-class event, it was one of the strongest sun storms of the year.
The Huffington Post pointed out that X-class solar flares are the most powerful of their kind.
This event was witnessed by people in a number of different countries across the world, including the US. However, when people are specifically seeking Northern Lights holidays, they are often drawn to Abisko in Sweden.
When it comes to seeing the Aurora Borealis, there is arguably no better place to be. The area has its own micro climate that causes clear skies and minimises precipitation. Cloudless conditions are the number one prerequisite when it comes to seeking the illuminations.
These days, it is easy for people to book breaks to this location, and to other suitable sites as well.
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